Thursday, September 19, 2019

Homecoming invites

Asking someone to a dance is no longer a simple question followed by a yes or no. For high school students, it's a quite the production.

The blond twin's date surprised her in the Commons with a sign and roses one morning. She was completely glowing in the picture she texted us.

The brunette twin's date needed a little help. He asked her to Homecoming. The blond twin explained that he needed to make it formal with a sign and surprise. 

The blond twin helped Joel make the sign, then they worked on the surprise. The blond twin texted her sister for help. She said she hurt herself and needed help. The brunette twin immediately texted me to see if I knew what happened to the blond twin. I was in the doctor's office, so I didn't see the texts.

By the time I read the texts, I had the whole story. The brunette twin went over to help her sister and Joel surprised her with his sign asking her to Homecoming. The brunette twin said yes, with a huge smile in the picture I saw. 

In the final text, the blond twin asked me to drop off ticket money at school. It turned out that the tickets had to be purchased by Noon that day. I left the doctor's office and went to the high school. There was a line of parents waiting to drop off money. We all laughed as we shared stories. These were the fun moments that would become happy memories and the stories we told at holidays. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sweet Sixteen

The girls' Sweet Sixteen party was under discussion for several years. They started with an idea to hold a dance party. They ended up with a party bus and pool party. In between there were dozens of other ideas.

On their birthday, the girls' friends showed up to find pink baseball jerseys with their names on the back and matching pink socks. With Aunt Debbie as the official chaperone, the party bus headed out to take photos. The girls went form place to place, blasting their favorite music and having fun.

Uncle Steve graciously agreed to host the pool party. Twenty high school girls descended upon his house, along with relatives and family friends. The ice cream truck provided a welcome break from the pool and pizza. 

The music blared well into the night. When the party was over, the girls declared it a success. They had memories and photos to last a lifetime.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Earlier and earlier

The blond twin's swim practices are mostly after school. Once a week she has to be at school at 5:45 a.m. This means we are up with her at 5:00 a.m.

This year she has a once a week early practice. If the blond twin makes the varsity team next year, she'll have a 5:45 a.m. practice every morning. 

We're going to need a bigger coffee pot.